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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

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COOPER, JAMES H S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $57,435.78

Average cost per trip - $4,102.56
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 103 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Martha and three children accompanied. Public Governance Institute paid through a grant by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - New member orientation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $324.88
Lodging Cost - $188.13
Meal Cost - $149.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Dates - April 21, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Participation/speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $616.50
Lodging Cost - $680.63
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,297.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehead Scholarship Foundation
Dates - March 29, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - Participation in Morehead Alumni Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $215.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democrat Network
Dates - May 16, 2003 - May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $168.40
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $608.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional health policy conference
Notes - Martha, spouse-other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on education reform
Notes - Nashville, - Cancun, Mexico - Nashville

Travel Cost - $1,381.40
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,121.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Cairns, Australia

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Nashville - Los Angeles - Sydney - Melbourne - Brisbane - Cairns - Los Angeles - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $25,441.56
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,441.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ School of Govt
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional Health Policy conference
Notes - Nashville - Ft Lauderdale - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earth Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Beaver, AK - Arctic Village, AK - Kaktovik, AK - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - Fact finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling /energy and wilderness issue
Notes - Nashville - Fairbanks - Beaver - Arctic Village, Arctic Nat'l Wildlife Refuge - Kaktovik - Fairbanks - Gulfport, MS Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,543.28
Lodging Cost - $725.74
Meal Cost - $290.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,559.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Healthcare Executive Network
Dates - July 15, 2005 - July 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speak
Notes - DC - Boston

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $303.62
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Nashville, TN - Dublin, Ireland - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $2,581.55
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,843.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Participation in the Heritage Foundation Conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - Malibu, CA - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $780.90
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $416.89
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,679.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Alliance, Ceridian Corp
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kiawah Island, SC

Purpose - Innovation and globalization summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Kiawah Island, SC - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $4,446.06
Lodging Cost - $510.20
Meal Cost - $157.20
Other Cost - $182.30
Total Cost - $5,295.76

Additional family members - No

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.